The Hope Project: Your loan can help ex-devadasi women to start a new life

Today, I’m not blogging only for myself. I’m blogging for a cause. Did you know that the age old Devadasi practice is still prevalent in many parts of rural India? The Milaap Hope Project is an initiative to help ex-devadasi women to step up and embrace progress. Through this campaign, they are inviting small loans for the micro enterprises of these women, so that they can set up small businesses and escape from their cycle of hopelessness. Continue reading

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A few good men.

10-Salman-Khan-meets-Faith-Aanlingan-NGO-childrens-in-MandwaIndia is ruled by two things – Cricket and Bollywood. These are the two things that always manage to create mass hysteria and bind our countrymen together. We laugh together when we win a cricket series 4-0 against Australia, and we cry together when Shah Rukh Khan dies at the end of a movie. But amidst all these glamour and passion, there lies a side we do not really know about Bollywood and cricket. A lot of these celebrities are engaged in some really great social work and endorse social initiatives in their own little way. Continue reading